Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hit a stumbling block in an effort to pass a bill that would have lifted an oil spill liability cap. Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach about the latest on efforts to…
Republicans proposed a long list of amendments during Senate debate on a package of changes to the new health care bill, as Democrats attempt to finish the legislation. Ray Suarez reports.
House and Senate Democrats moved a step closer to final agreement on health care legislation with hours of closed-door negations Thursday. Jim Lehrer talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about the price tag and the hurdles facing the bill.
As Democrats prepare to move ahead with health reform, Kwame Holman offers a primer on how they may use Senate rules to advance the legislation without Republican support.
Democrats say the $35 million jobs bill that passed the Senate Wednesday could create a quarter of a million jobs. The legislation would temporarily suspend payroll taxes for businesses that hire unemployed workers. Margaret Warner talks to a Washington Post…
In other news Tuesday, Gen. Stanley McChrystal made a televised apology to the Afghan people for an airstrike that killed civilians. Also, Turkish prosecutors questioned top military officers over an alleged plot to overthrow the government in 2003.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the state of partisan politics in Washington, the issues driving voter anger, and what President Obama's slipping approval rating means for his legislative…
Gwen Ifill speaks with experts about the Senate races in Delaware and Illinois, where Democrats are losing ground and Republicans are gaining in the polls.
In other news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized for making controversial remarks regarding President Obama's race in 2008, and three U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan following a firefight with militants in the south.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the next steps for health care reform legislation and look back on the year in politics in 2009, including President Obama's first year in the White House.
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